The 5A has long been the best selling stick for all styles of music due to it's well-balanced design and length. The oval-shaped tip provides a full, dark sound. The 5A is versatile enough to be used in all musical genres. Hickory is the most popular wood choice for drumsticks due to its resilience, responsiveness, durability, and classic feel. Length: 16" & Diameter: 0.551". Oval wood tip provides a dark, warm tone suited for multiple applications. Medium taper for balanced response and rebound. All Promark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry.